The winner of the City of Belmont’s 2021 Local History Photographic Competition was announced recently.
Emilie Mansfield received a $500 cash prize for a photo of Whiteside Primary School taken in 1997 before its demolition.
City of Belmont Mayor Cr Phil Marks congratulated Ms Mansfield on her win.
“In total, 62 votes were received for entries to the 2021 City of Belmont Local History Photographic Competition which is a wonderful result,” Mayor Marks said.
Chosen via a people’s choice vote, Emilie Mansfield’s image features her husband Neville, who was the school’s gardener, at the front entrance of the school.
Whiteside Primary School, along with Cloverdale Primary, was demolished in 1997 to allow for a new Cloverdale Primary School with enhanced facilities to be built.
“Photographs submitted to the competition offer a unique glimpse of our community which I am proud to be part of,” Mayor Marks said.
“These images help us to continue to build the City of Belmont’s historical photographic collection and are wonderful examples of the fascinating history that can be found in Belmont.”
Entries for the Local Photographic History Competition can be submitted year-round through Belmont Connect